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Roy Franklin Gillmore
September 12, 1951 ~ November 20, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old
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Roy Franklin Gillmore, a man of faith, humor, and selflessness, passed away peacefully in his home on November 20, 2023, in Westcliffe, Colorado. Born on September 12, 1951, in Topeka, Kansas, Roy's life was marked by a deep love for his family and the cowboy lifestyle.
Roy was a devoted husband to Lynetta Gillmore and a loving father to his son, J.T. Gillmore, and daughter, Lindsey Gillmore. His family was the center of his world, and he dedicated his life to providing for them and ensuring their happiness. His sense of humor was infectious, and he was known for his ability to lighten any situation with his quick wit and charming personality. His selflessness was evident in his actions, as he always put others before himself.
Throughout his career, Roy served in many roles for bank institutions throughout Colorado and California, including Bank President at Colorado Mountain Bank in his hometown of Westcliffe, Colorado. His dedication and commitment to his work was admired by his colleagues and associates. He was respected for his integrity and his ability to lead with fairness and understanding.
Beyond his work, Roy had a deep passion for the cowboy lifestyle. He loved his horses and cattle, but more than that he loved the memories and laughter he shared with many of his closest friends during gatherings and brandings. He was a cowboy at heart, and his love for the open range was evident in every aspect of his life. His love for this lifestyle was not just a hobby, but a way of life that he cherished.
Roy was a man of deep faith. While he was not outwardly spoken about his beliefs, his love for God guided him through life and provided him with strength and courage in times of adversity. Even on a bad day, Roy would be the first to say, "God has been good to me.", and he meant that with all his heart. He built his morals around his faith, and he shared those morals through his actions to countless friends and strangers throughout his life.
In memory of Roy Franklin Gillmore, we celebrate a life well-lived, marked by love, dedication, and a cowboy spirit. His legacy will continue to guide us, reminding us of the importance of family, faith, and finding joy in the simple things in life. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. May he rest in peace.
Please join us to celebrate Roy’s life at the Wet Mountain Valley Saddle Club on December 10, 2023 at 1:00 pm. Online condolences at www.harwoodfunerals.com.